Smith to Merivale (Permanent Under-Secretary)
Hudson's Bay House
17th April 1858
I am directed by the Governor and Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th Ultimo, transmitting, by direction of Lord Stanley, a copy of a Despatch from the Governor of Vancouver's Island, and stating that his Lordship would be glad to be informed whether the Governor and Committee had made any proposal to Governor Douglas in reference to the Salary to be paid to Mr Cameron as Chief Justice of that Island.
In reply I am directed to forward herewith an Extract of a letter addressed by the Company toGovernorManuscript image Governor Douglas upon this subject on the 20th November last.
I have the honour to be Sir
Your obedt humble Servant
W.G. Smith
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Mr Merivale
Should the Governor be told that H.M. Govt cannot but acquiesce in the view taken by the Hudson's Bay Company, & hope that the Legislature of VanC. Island will provide the means which are requisite for the remuneration of the Chief Justice of the Colony.
ABd 20/Apl
Perhaps so?
HM Ap 20
C Ap 21
S 22
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Extract, John Shepherd, Hudson's Bay Company, to Douglas, 20 November 1857, suggesting that as Cameron's appointment was "made by the Crown at the suggestion of the local legislature," it was the responsibility of the legislature to provide for his salary.
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By Ordinance or Act I presume of the Council. The Assembly was established after Mr Cameron's apptment.